Auschwitz is a day trip from Krakow and a somber and surreal experience.
I have read quite a bit about WWII and the holocaust and watched many movies but none could have prepared me for Auschwitz.
Basic amenities such as water and sewage disposal were inadequate, and water-borne illnesses were commonplace. Living conditions were brutal and many of those not killed in the gas chambers died of starvation, infectious diseases, executions and medical experiments.
There were no words among the visitors. There was silence except for the quiet respectful tone of the guide.
Few words to tell the story are needed. The photos and the signs throughout the camp tell the story.
Entry into the Camp
View of the Barracks
The Road of Death
Only stacked slabs
There were several display cases of belongings
All were similar with items of clothing, eye glasses and other items